“In layer after layer of brilliance this mighty novel is captured as it has never been captured before not only in its fierce feminisn and brilliant humour but also – most surprisingly of all – its spirit of true romance, the thing for which all hearts yearn”

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

“Profoundly joyous. A kick-ass delight from start to finish”

Neil Cooper, The Glasgow Herald

“Very clever, very funny. As richly layered as a wedding cake”

Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

“A total blast from start to finish. It sticks faithfully to Austen’s briiliant story while opening it up into a riot of fun, colour and mischief making. It is dramatic reinvention at its most enjoyable”


“Raucous energy and huge heart. A riotous joyful piece of work that embodies the spirit of Austen and blasts her into the 21st century ”